Summer Pasta Salad


This time of year, it seems like all I want to eat is corn. I love steaming up a bunch of ears and keeping them in the refrigerator to snack on. It's also become one of Kenya's favorite snacks. For little ones just starting to hold their own food, corn on the cob is a great choice. Kenya proudly holds his ear of corn, like it's the crown jewels and just munches away.
Corn is full of fiber as well as being high in beta-carotene, vitamin B1 and C. Corn is also a great choice because it's economical. Our farmers market was selling it for $2 for 3 ears.
When I buy too much (which is often) I love to use what's left over and make this recipe, which is also inexpensive. When I'm having summer pool parties for the kids and need to feed a crowd on a budget, its perfect.
The entire dish cost me $5.75 when I made a double batch (which served
16) of the recipe below (I also saved a bit more because the cherry tomatoes came from our garden).
With such beautiful colors, a ton of vitamins, and plenty of cheese for little ones who can't ever get enough, this is a choice dish.


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Summer Pasta Salad (8 toddler servings )

Prep Time: 1 mins Cook Time: 5 mins

egg free

nut free


  • 8 Oz Dry Pasta (I used dry mini cheese filled ravioli that I got at
  • 1 Ear Corn, yellow or white
  • ¼ Cup asparagus
  • 1/2 Cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp parmesan


1. In a steamer pot of boiling water, prepare the pasta according to the package’s directions.
2. Place the corn and asparagus in a steamer pot of boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes.
3. When the corn is cool, cut it off the cob and dice the asparagus into small pieces.
4. Throughly combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
5. Serve.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  • Lisa

    Can I use frozen corn in this recipe? Thanks!

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    • Catherine

      Yes, Thats what i used :)

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